9/17/12


On Sunday, we visited Songdo. It's a city built completely from scratch, on reclaimed land. It seems to have been built with a "if you build it, they will come" mentality. Right now, it's eerily empty. I can't tell if the idea is a flop or if it just needs more time (construction doesn't finish until 2014).

It was so strange to wander around empty streets, after having accustomed to the hustle & bustle of Seoul and Incheon. A friend of ours compared it to the scenes of empty New York City in I Am Legend. It was a bizarre but beautiful experience. So many interesting buildings, so much green space! We can't wait to come back and bike around Songdo's Central Park. And grab another muffin from this coffee cart!

*Mike took some photos and made a short promotional video for my school. Check it out here.

15 comments:

  1. beautiful dreamy photographs, love the colours

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  2. Wow, this place looks so beautiful! I love its design.

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  3. Wow, crazy idea but beautiful buildings!

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  4. wow, i didn't know a place like this one existed.

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  5. How crazy! I can totally see "I Am Legend" in these photos... such a cool find.

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  6. The architecture is so neat. How strange that it is empty.

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  7. what a strange and wonderful experience! the architecture really is beautiful...
    and mike's video!! aaahhh. such adorable little ones!

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  8. I'm definitely feeling the I Am Legend reference. That's creepy. Where do they get the money to just build an empty city?!

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  9. These photos are so beautiful! Definitely something eerie (and amazing) about a massive empty city.

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  10. i love exploring with you!

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  11. What an interesting experience. The greenery sounds very welcoming! Here's hoping it works and is filled with people and animals soon (but not too many!)

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  12. is that something like a braid? ;) I am in the same process of letting my hair grow from super short to "Rapunzel".

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thanks so much for writing! i love hearing from you!

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